At Open General we have been successfully transforming
the commercial building environments where people live,
work, learn and play to intelligent ones through the use of
our forward-thinking innovative open technology.
Our passion for innovation, quality and sustainability
has guided us to partnering and joining forces with
leading IOT Technology centric companies.
Edge2Cloud is a feature that allows users of the OpenXpress Framework to monitor and control remote building services infrastructure with cloud computing that performs real-time diagnostics and over-the-air updates, reducing costs and disruption, over a secure network. Until now, this has required IT support, including the use of a VPN connection, or having to visit site, using up valuable time and resources.
MicroBMS is an application suite on FIN Framework, usually running on a controller, gateway, HMI or server. Until now, fully featured building management systems have been too complex and costly for smaller or less complex buildings.
Energy Management System
Energy management systems play an important role in the control of building energy consumption. These systems provide energy consumers with information about their energy consumption patterns and help them adopt energy-efficient behavior. The new generation energy management systems leverage advanced analytics and communication technologies to offer building managers actionable information and control features, while ensuring ease of use, availability and security.
The Openxpress Tenant Billing software allows organisations to apportion utility costs such as electricity, gas, water, thermal energy (chilled & hot) to tenants, internal departments and business cost centres. In non-submetered commercial and residential buildings, for instance, tenants are typically billed on square footage of rented space. In this scenario, the landlord receives an electrical bill for the entire facility and bills each tenant based on the amount of space they rent. The problem here is that tenants are not billed based on power consumption behavior, but rather they are billed based on the total consumption of the rest of the tenants. Because tenants realize that they are not billed based on individual consumption, there is no incentive to reduce consumption. The expectation is that if nobody else changes their behavior then each tenant will still pay the same amount.
Building Management System
Open General’s Building Management System software Openxpress is built around the FIN software suite that provides monitoring, control, scheduling, alarming, visualization, integration and analytic capabilities that can be integrated by OEM’s into a range of products and services. OpenXpress can also be used by system integrators as an out-of-box software.
Native BACnet Hardware
Our BACnet BTL Certified range of Building Automation Controllers for HVAC and Energy Management systems are built to be reliable, accurate, and to exceed expectations.
Open General was the first Australian Based Building Automation Controls company to attain official Bacnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) certification of it’s Australian designed and manufactured range of BACnet direct digital controllers.
With the acquistion of Spinwave Wirelesss Systems USA, the Open General’s BACnet products have been re engineered and expanded to incorporate seamless wireless integration with Spinwave Wireless Systems range of wireless sensing products. Spinwave Wireless System’s Open Protocol design allows it’s sensing products to be readily integrated with the OpenXpress suite of products including cloud computing.